Get on your bike and support the proposed Liffey Cycleway! On Sunday April 2nd the Dublin Cycling Campaign is hosting a family-friendly, social cycle in support of the Liffey Cycleway. The cycle will begin at 11am at the Wellington Monument in the Phoenix Park and will follow the proposed route of the Liffey Cycleway along the North Quays as far as the Point Village.
Promotion and Education
We want to promote cycling for everyone and we do this through our monthly meetings with invited guest speakers, organising social cycles and cycling promotion at National Bike Week and at festivals.
#Allocate4Cycling - ending the silence from the minister of transport
As part of Dublin Cycling Campaign’s Bike Week programme, Dr Cara Augustenborg, environmental scientist and activist gave a talk Climate Change - we need to get Real! Solutions for a Broken Planet
We asked Cara some questions about the challenges and opportunities brought by climate change.
Why has public interested in climate change declined ?
Dublin Cycling Campaign is one of many cycle advocacy groups making up the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network, Cyclist.ie. This Saturday 12th March these groups are coming together for the first all island meeting of 2016. There will be representatives from all 4 corners of our island. For cycling advocates there are many interesting topics on the table, including:
Dublin Cycling Campaign have been working assiduously over the past year and more to agree a major RESPECT campaign for all road users with Dublin City Council. This initiative aims to improve road users behaviour to each other, to be more respectful, and to recognise the ‘duty of care’ that we all have to each other. It focusses on the behaviour of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle drivers emphasising the interdependency between us all.
Back in December, just days before the historic COP21 Paris Agreement, Dublin Cycling Campaign and Cyclist.ie attended a forum hosted by the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) to explore the Opportunities and Challenges for Climate Mitigation in the Irish Transport Sector.
As the COP21 continued, ECF & WCA’s Transport Initiative Cycling Delivers on the Global Goals was presented by Secretary-General Bernhard Ensink at the booth of the next EU Presidency country: The Netherlands. The Dutch Minister for Infrastructure and Environment, Sharon Dijksma, joined the event and replied to the presented transport initiatives.
On Sunday 29 November, we took part in the People’s Climate March in Dublin which was organised by Stop Climate Chaos. This was just before the UN’s COP21 conference in Paris, which for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
Sunday 21st June, 12 Midday to 4.30pm.
The 3rd Annual Irish Cargobike Championships: You can see lots of cargobike users participate in a range of fun races such as the relay race, the slalom, the traditional egg and spoon race and a Dutch ring jousting game called Ringsteken. This event will also feature a village market with a range of food, refreshments, and craft stalls, information stands, merchandise and cycling products. Wear a whacky hat and bring a picnic for the Midsummer Mad Hatter tea party! Prizes galore on offer!
Help us do more for cycling in Dublin, please consider getting involved.